Careless driver hits parked school bus in Manatee County. Seven students were injured.

Multiple students were injured when a careless driver ran into a parked school bus in Manatee County, according to Florida Highway Patrol.

The incident occurred around 8:25 a.m. Thursday morning in the parking lot of the Covered Bridge Estates neighborhood in Ellenton.

A 67-year-old woman driving a Chrysler Town and Country was traveling westbound in the parking lot when she collided with the left side of the parked Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 bus.

Seven students were transported to Manatee Memorial Hospital with minor injuries, according to FHP.

The operator of the Chrysler was charged with careless driving.

Ryan Ballogg covers arts, entertainment, dining, breaking and local news for the Bradenton Herald. He has won awards for feature writing and environmental writing in the Florida Press Club’s Excellence in Journalism Competition. Ryan is a Florida native and graduated from University of South Florida St. Petersburg.
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